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Have We Reached Peak Tech?

Posted on 27th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Alexa, Amazon, Disruption, Dot Com, Dot Com Bubble, EBay, Echo, Facebook, Innovation, Investment, Investors, Peak Tech, Peleton, Pets.com, Softbank, Start Ups, Tech, Tech Investments, Tech Investors, Technology, Uber and WeWork

In last week’s Take Five I highlighted a Vox story which reported that over the last year the number of companies using terms like ‘tech’ or technology’ in their documents is down…

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Knock On: Rights Holders Cannot Chance Latency?

Posted on 26th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Akamai, Amazon, Broadband Providers, Broadcaster, Concurrent Viewing, Customer Complaints, D-Day, Digital Rights, Distribution, Exclusive Rights, FIFA World Cup, Free To Air, Freeview, FTA, Glitch, Investments, IRB, Japan, Latency, Live Sports, Optus, Optus Sport, Pay-per-view, Peak Viewership, Refund, Revenue Over Reach, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby Championship, Rugby World Cup, RWC, Sanzaar, SBS, Sky, Sky TV, Spark, Spark Sport, Sports Rights, Streaming Latency, Sub-license, Subscriber Base, Super Rugby, Technical Capacity, Telco, The Guardian, Tournament Pass, TVNZ, TVNZ Duke and Viewership

The IRB Rugby World Cup (RWC) commenced last Friday with hosts Japan producing a fine victory over second-time qualifiers Russia, 30-10. The first RWC to be held in Asia provides…

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Could a Recession Change the Tide for Sports Rights Allocation?

Posted on 24th September, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Additive Services, All-encompassing Offering, Amazon, Apple, AppleTV+, Bubble Economics, Budget Allocation, Cable, Consumers, Content Consumption, Cord Cutting, Coupe De La Ligue, D-Day, Digital Rights, Disney, English Premier League, EPL, Espn, Fanbase, French Football League, HBO Max, Hulu, Inflection Point, La Liga, LFP, Live Sports, Major League, Mobile Rights, Nbcuniversal, Netflix, Nfl, Pay-TV Subscribers, Paywalls, Peacock, Peaking Attention Economy, Premium Domestic Rights, Reach Over Revenue, Recession, Recessionary Pressure, Revenue Model, Revenue Over Reach, Revenues, Rights Allocation, Rights Bubble, Rights Cycles, Rights Holders, Service Prioritisation, Sky, Sky UK, Social Presence, Specialisation, Sporting Rights, Sports Fans, Sports Rights, Stack Shaving, Streaming Video, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Substitutive Services, Svod, Tech Majors and Warner Media

Revenue remains rights holder’s priority qualifier for allocating rights. However, with an impending recession, we are likely nearing an inflection point whereby rights holders may start to look towards prioritising…

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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) September 22nd 2019

Posted on 22nd September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Amazon HD Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime Music, Champions League Eufa, Climare Crisis, Disney, Extinction Rebellion, Facebook Portal, Lucasfilm. Facebook, Marvel, Pixar and Portal

Amazon, hi-def bet: Amazon has launched its long-slated Amazon Music HD service,delivering lossless FLAC files to a new HD streaming tier. Amazon is betting on its older, higher-income user base to…

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Is Pay-TV killing off Niche Sports?

Posted on 4th July, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Amazon, Amazon Prime Video, Audience Engagement, Awareness, BBC, BBC One, Binge Watch, Broadcasters, Channel 4, Consumption Habits, Cricket, Declining Subscribers, Demographic Cliff, Digital Landscape, Diluting Assets, Distribution, ECB, EPL, Fandom, FIFA, FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Football, Fragmented Market, Free To Air, Gaming, ICC, ICC Cricket World Cup, ITV, Live Sports, Market Saturation, Marketing, Medium, Niche Sports, Pay Tv, Pay-tv Subscriptions, Payalled Services, Peak Attention Economy, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, Rugby, Scripted Drama, Secular Decline, Sky, Sky Sports, Soccer, Specialisation, Sports Rights, Streaming Insurgents, Subscribers, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Value Proposition, Video Games, Viewership and World Cup

With both the ICC Cricket World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup approaching their climaxes, the stark difference in audience engagement raises the question, is pay-TV killing off niche sports?…

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Spotify Takes Aim at Radio, Again

Posted on 13th June, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Ad Revenue, Ad Supported Streaming, Ad Supported Streaming Audio, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Playlists, Podcasts, Radio, Spotify, Spotify Ad Revenue, Spotify Competing With Radio, Spotify Playlists, Streaming Ad Revenue, Streaming Playlists, Streaming Radio and Your Daily Drive

Spotify has launched a radio-like feature set for premium subscribers in the US called Your Daily Drive.Although it is only positioned as a playlist, the content mix includes podcast news content…

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